Thick-lipped grey mullet - Chelon labrosus
Common name: Thick-lipped grey mullet
Scientific name: Chelon labrosus
Accession number: 104
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
MacGillivray's "Mugil capito". It is likely that MacGillivray obtained his fish specimens from the fish market. It is probable that he would have looked for the best example of a particular type of fish and taken it home to paint it.